Carola Bieniek

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You Can't Travel to Find Yourself: Why There's No Meaning in Travel

I’m a firm believer in travel as a lifestyle choice. But it certainly isn’t going to make you happier. In fact, for many people travel becomes …

Cabo San Lucas Mexico: Tacos, Tequila and So Much More!

Cabo San Lucas is famous for tacos and tequila. With 350 days of sunshine and average temperatures of 78F, Cabo is the perfect place to lie on the …

Mexico

Should you visit Rottnest Island for a day trip or overnight? No contest!

I’m very lucky to live near Rottnest Island – just a short ferry ride away from my hometown of Perth. I’m sure I’m lucky, because when my German …

Asia Travel

Best Polarized Sunglasses 2018: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re going away to a sunny destination, there is one item you definitely need to pack, sunglasses!<p>They are an essential item, but you shouldn’t …

Clothing

A Kiruna Winter Itinerary - Five days in Swedish Lapland

In the far north of Sweden above the Arctic Circle is a small town named Kiruna. During the winters, Kiruna is a white wonderland. Winter comes early …

Iceland

Enjoy Christchurch Botanic Gardens by Punting on the Avon

A gentle breeze wafted the fragrant aroma of azaleas our way and drew us into the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. We walked through, on our way to our …

New Zealand

The Perfect 3-Day Weekend in Zagreb

Luxury comes in many different shapes and forms. And if you pick Croatia’s capital Zagreb for a weekend break, you’ll discover how unassuming things …

Europe

Gardens by the Bay…

<i>Wonder, Education and Exploration.</i><p>The award winning Singapore tourist attraction of <b>Gardens by the Bay</b> features unique architectural design along with …

Singapore

This Australian National Park is Absolutely Stunning – Have You Heard of Hattah-Kulkyne? @VisitMildura

Regional Victoria is full of stunning sights and the natural beauty of the Hattah-Kulkyne national park is one of the many examples of that.<p>In the …

Australia

How to Find WiFi When You Travel

Free Internet is out there, but not always when you need it most. Here’s my collection of tips on how to find WiFi on the go.<p>I can hardly imagine …

Wi-Fi

Lisbon Travel Mistakes You Do NOT want to commit when you're living it up in Portugal

Lisbon Travel Mistakes You Do NOT want to commit when you’re living it up in Portugal<p>December 9, 2017<p>Lisbon Travel Mistakes to Avoid (Like how a Limp …

European Travel

Hiking the Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu

The first time is always the most memorable!<p>I vaguely remembered my first hike. It was summer and I didn’t really know what to expect.. I love …

Asia Travel

Iceland Part 1

Iceland Part 1 (Land of Fire and Ice)<p><i>Since the time of Papar and Leif Erikson Iceland has seen its share of visitors. In the tradition of the Norse</i> …

Iceland

Are you Travel Ready? A Pre-Travel Checklist for your Next Trip.

It’s easy to get excited when your much-anticipated vacation comes around. For the average family r person out there, a vacation generally comes …

Travel

The Ultimate Guide to Tsarevets Fortress – Bulgaria's Medieval Glory

There aren’t many castles and fortresses left in Bulgaria, but it doesn’t mean that they have never existed. It just happened that they hadn’t …

Europe

Jordan: JERASH, THE ROMAN ARABIA (6)

If you go north from Amman, you will get to the place not to be missed when you travel to Jordan. This is one of the most important historical places …

Rome

The Gift of Travel: Mother-Daughter Trip | Canadian Rockies Train Ride

Leaving Vancouver on Train through the Canadian Rockies<p>Choo Choo through the Canadian Rockies<p>It’s time to leave Vancouver (part one of our trip) and …

Trains

Is long term travel in your thoughts

We have always been what I would say short to medium term travellers 6-10 week periods every few years with local travel thrown into the mix. I have …

Family

8 incredible food markets in Europe – the ultimate foodies paradise

What I look forward to most on my travels isn’t the fact that I’m away from the 9-5, that I’m experiencing new cultures or that I’m wandering amongst …

London

How to Visit London on a Budget: The Essential Guide

London is an expensive city, but you can visit it and enjoy it even if you travel on a budget. I’ve done it many times and got a lot of money saving …

An “Infinity Beach” Two Stories ABOVE the Ocean?!

“To get to the beach, you’ll have to take the elevator,” Curaçao travel expert, Eugene, chuckled as he pulled his van up to my Willemstad hotel.<p>A …

Beaches

The Amazon's Bald Uakari

Header Image By: Flickker Photos<p><i>Head deep into the Amazon to search for one of South America’s rare and rather unknown monkey. Human hunting and</i> …

Birds

Here's Why You Should Add Peru To Your Bucket List - The Bucket List Project

Peru is famous for many things; the birthplace of Paddington Bear, the adventures of Indiana Jones, and, stepping out of the world of fiction for a …

List-Worthy

Bologna Food Guide

<i>Wondering what and where to eat in Bologna Italy? Check out our Bologna Food Guide with our favorite restaurants and cafes in Italy’s most</i> …

Europe

Backpacking New Zealand: The Essential Guide

This New Zealand backpacking Guide is your guide to travelling around the beautiful land of the long silver cloud!<p>Let’s face it:<p><b>Backpacking New</b> …

New Zealand

How Traveling Changed Me

You may be wondering, “Why am I reading this?’. Well, I’m also asking myself as to why I am writing this in the first place. Like hello? I’m supposed …

Inspiration

The Hidden Gems Of Montana That Will Blow Your Mind

(Last Updated On: December 7, 2017)<p>The hidden gems of Montana offer a variety of scenic vistas and wildlife encounters for exploration and other …

Travel

Offline Maps Compared: Maps.me and Google Maps

I experimented with two offline maps to see which is best at navigating in a foreign city.<p><b>Pin it for later</b><p>Using offline map apps isn’t something I …

Maps

The Lichtenstein Castle: An Obsession Unlike Any Other... • Travel with Mei and Kerstin

Castles have always held a hypnotic power over me. Not so long ago, Mei nurtured my obsession and tracked down one of the most naturally …

Jokhang Temple Area - Lhasa Tibet. A photo tour of the area in Tibet, China

30<p><b>Flash Back Friday</b><p><b>TIBET – JOKHANG TEMPLE AREA</b><p><b>Welcome to Flashback Friday – Where we share previously published articles which were reader favorites.</b> …

Asia Travel